IE041
Broadhaven, Blacksod and Tullaghan Bays and parts of the Mullet peninsula


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2002-2006 60-219 individuals B3
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2006 277-432 individuals B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 2002-2006 823-1,233 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Common Loon Gavia immer LC winter 2002-2006 56-135 individuals B1i, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Connacht Coast SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 65,988 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tullaghan Bay & Bog NHA Natural Heritage Area 2,851 protected area overlaps with site 0
Termoncarragh Lake and Annagh Machair SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 406 protected area contained by site 406
Mullet/Blacksod Bay Complex SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,023 protected area overlaps with site 11,168
Mullet/Blacksod Bay Complex Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 14,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mullet Peninsula SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 326 protected area contained by site 0
Glenamoy Bog Complex SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,057 protected area overlaps with site 657
Erris Head SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 814 protected area overlaps with site 170
Cross Lough (Mullet) SPA - IE0004055 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 109 protected area contained by site 109
Broadhaven Bay SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,071 protected area overlaps with site 1,743
Blacksod Bay/Broad Haven SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,536 protected area overlaps with site 7,394
Blacksod Bay and Broadhaven Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 683 protected area overlaps with site 683

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grasslands, Machair -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Broadhaven, Blacksod and Tullaghan Bays and parts of the Mullet peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.